Tag: <span>taxpayers</span>

Hockey’s resignation cost taxpayers far more than $450,000

Updated December 11, 2015 00:30:13 Dumped treasurer Joe Hockey’s choice to quit politics mid-term has cost taxpayers more than $ 450,000 in by-election expenditures. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull removed Mr Hockey as treasurer when he assumed the leadership in September, sparking the former member for North Sydney’s resignation from Parliament. Liberal candidate Trent Zimmerman — a…


Kamitsis ‘ingratiating herself’ with senior police at expense of NT taxpayers, court told

By Felicity James Posted November 26, 2015 23:10:48 The former chairwoman of NT Crime Stoppers, Alexandra ‘Xana’ Kamitsis, has been “ingratiating herself” with senior police officers at the expense of Northern Territory taxpayers, a court has been told. Crown prosecutor David Morters has alleged Kamitsis, through her organization Latitude Travel, submitted fraudulent invoices to a…